AHP to Provide Expertise Through Massachussetts DSRIP Technical Assistance (TA) Marketplace

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) has been selected to provide technical assistance (TA) to Massachusetts accountable care organizations (ACOs) and community partners (CPs) engaged in the state’s MassHealth Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. This TA will be administered through an online, statewide vendor directory known as the MA DSRIP Technical Assistance Marketplace (“TA Marketplace”). 

The TA Marketplace is a product of MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and contractor Abt Associates Inc. The TA Marketplace serves to enable MassHealth ACOs and CPs to easily navigate and tap into the array of resources and supports available to them through the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program. 

Through a competitive application process, AHP was chosen as a vendor for its demonstrated experience and expertise in all of the individual TA Domains. TA Domains reflect current TA priorities identified by MassHealth ACOs and CPs. They include: 

  1. Actuarial & financial 

  1. Care coordination/integration 

  1. Community-based care and social determinants of health 

  1. Consumer engagement 

  1. Flexible services 

  1. Health information technology/health information exchange 

  1. Performance improvement 

  1. Population health management 

  1. Workforce 

AHP has spent more than 30 years improving health and human services systems in Massachusetts through our work with organizations and programs large and small, as well as states, communities, and federal agencies. AHP is recognized as a national leader in advancing integrated care; supporting evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services; and transforming organization systems through world-class TA, research, and business consulting. From our Sudbury, Massachusetts, headquarters and through our nationwide staff of 100+ subject matter experts and a deep bench of consultants, we can help ACOs and CPs understand and apply payment and delivery system reforms, improve coordination and integration of care across systems and service needs, and improve access for vulnerable individuals. 

ACOs and CPs can learn more about the services and supports AHP offers through the TA Marketplace’s Vendor Catalog. TA Cards—or allocations of TA funding—are provided to each MassHealth ACO and CP on an annual basis. This TA Card is an amount of funding allocated to each MassHealth ACO and CP that can be used towards the services of TA vendors from the TA Vendor Catalog. 

The MassHealth DSRIP Program is a Medicaid 1115 Waiver program aimed at transforming the delivery of health care to MassHealth members, improving quality, and reducing costs. AHP will offer TA through its Sudbury headquarters and its large cadre of consultants across the Commonwealth and New England. For more information, see AHP’s vendor profile or contact us using the information below. 
 

CAROL BIANCO-MILLER PATRICK GAUTHIER
Co-Director, AHP Center for Technical Director, AHP Healthcare Solutions 
Assistance and Training Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. 
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.  508.395.8429 
518.729.1226 pgauthier@ahpnet.com
cbianco@ahpnet.com  
   
RICH LANDIS TERRI TOBIN
Co-Director, AHP Center for Technical  Director, AHP Center for Research 
Assistance and Training  & Evaluation 
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.  Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. 
240.912.3842 978.261.1436
rlandis@ahpnet.com ttobin@ahpnet.com

                                      
                       
                                              
                          
                                                             


                                                               
                                                    


 

 

 

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